Atlanta Rappers Celebrate the City Council's Decision To Reduce the Weed Penalties

HipHop News Posted on October 3, 2017 at 5:31am

Atlanta Rappers Celebrate the City Council's Decision To Reduce the Weed Penalties

Without a doubt, blunts broke out through A to celebrate the news.

Atlanta, GA – As the city of Atlanta inches closer to the decriminalization of marijuana, the Hip Hop community has recently found himself on cloud nine following a decision to lighten the penalties for possession of marijuana.

The Monday (October 2), the Atlanta City Council approved a new legislation to reduce the consequences of being caught with a small amount of cannabis. Instead of a $1,000 fine for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, to the criminals instead of paying $75, and also to avoid time in jail, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

By sharing the news on Instagram, Atlanta super rapper 2 Chainz pointed out that the legislation "will save many young people from the nonsense of the charges that later haunt them."

🙌🏿 @kwanzahall !!!! Mannnn this will save many young people from the nonsense of the charges that later haunt them

A post shared by 2 Chainz Aka Tity Boi (@hairweavekiller) on October 2, 2017 at 7:28pm PDT

Celebrated MC and outspoken political activist Killer Mike expressed his gratitude to all those involved with the recent legislation.

"You have already proven to be Progressive and I challenge y'all to push the progressive line as the members of the city council and Any post already hold", the Run The Jewels rapper wrote. "Bravo. Greetings especially to @fortforatlanta (State Senator) for his campaign to get this on the table & @kwanzahall (member of the board to push the line on the board. Even though you are rivals in the race for the Mayor's appreciation that the men in the name of Atl. Thank U and thanks to The Progressives in the city who push the line!

Get all the facts b4 y'all starting blows of advertising n shit lol. Congrats Atl City Council. With 93% of the arrests being young black men, you have really showed Black Life, the Future and the Freedom of the issues. You have already demonstrated to be Progressive and I challenge y'all to push the progressive lin

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